mikkopen (813) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Clear coppery colour, thick off-white head. Fruity, caramel-malty aroma with some gassy and herbal notes. The flvaour is malty, with fruit and some caramel notes, and a nice, lingering bitter hoppy finish. Pretty good.
ninecats (103) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber, somewhat clear with two finger vanilla/yellow head, lots of lacings. Aroma is malty, caramel, bread and some floral hops. Taste is soft, malt, caramel, muscovado sugar, and a light lingering bitterness with hops. Medium body, soft carbo, oily texture. Well balanced and very true to the style.
ScipioA (248) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks great, deep burgundy body with a slight haze and a small tan head on top. Subdued bready aroma with some slightly dank hops. Pleasant honey and bread flavors are a little more interesting. The mouthfeel manages to be a bit too harsh with excessively dry finish, but at least the bitter lingering flavors are tasty. All-in-all decent example of the style, perhaps it loses something in the trip over the pond and sitting on the shelf.
Rob_D_UK (672) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light hazy orange with a light brown film. Fruity caramel and a metallic hint on the nose. Spruce and light raisins also present. Bitter, toasted, a hint of caramel and acidic tones.
Leini (717) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml can. Clear copper/ruby body with a medium white head. Bitter, fruity and mild. Quite a nice pub ale type of beer.
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rayy (37) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Don’t understand the low ratings, unless it wasn’t fresh. Enjoyable session (best) bitter-well balanced. Slight chocolate malt in the finish, some taste of fuggles hops-earthy & spicy. Hops not overdone, but to style. Nice yeast Esters-just enough.
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear, medium amber-brown with a lively beige head.
Apple, toffee aroma.
Taste is a bit oxidized...apple, caramel malt, slight leafy bitter, fruit taste.
Not bad, but obviously not a fresh specimen.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Amber in colour. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Fruity; mildly citrus-orange. Hoppy; grassy hops. Sweetish malty fruity with a drying finish. OK. Easy drinking.
AshtonMcCobb (2318) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared 50cl bottle at Susie’s party.
Appearance - dark amber with a decent head.
Nose - toffee, biscuits and some apples.
Taste - more toffee apple and biscuits.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly fresh finish.
Overall - a decent bitter. So many of their beers are well executed but basically very similar.
Mjp12 (271) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent session bitter, slightly odd aroma, But clean tasting beer. Ok, but not one of their best .